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The Lago d'Agnano
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
The Lago d'Agnano
c.1752 (undated)
Black chalk on grey paper
256 x 399 mm
10 1/16 x 15 3/8 in.
The view is to the south, with the lake centred in the middle distance. Vesuvius is distantly indicated beyond wooded hills at the extreme left and further hills rise to the right.
William Lock; Sotheby's 3 May 1821; Captain Richard Ford; T.E. Lowinsky; Sotheby's 8 February 1956 (66); Colnaghi; bt Brinsley Ford; presented by him to the Italian Art and Archives Reserve Fund; presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1967
Unsigned; inscribed verso (see Verso inscriptions)
[1] Recto, lower left corner: 'TEL' in circle: Thomas Lowinsky (Lugt 2420a)
Inscriptions by Lowinsky and Ford relating to provenance
P47 View of Lago d'Agnano, the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius in the Distance Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
P47A Lago d'Agnano with Vesuvius in the Distance, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Herrmann 1973, p. 56; Brown 1982, pp. 661-62, no. 1892, pl. 543